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Vine Deloria Jr.

Vine Victor Deloria Jr. was an author, theologian, historian, and activist. He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto, which helped attract national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement. From 1964 to 1967, he served as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, increasing tribal membership from 19 to 156. Beginning in 1977, he was a board member of... Read More

BornVine Victor Deloria Jr.
March 26, 1933
Martin, South Dakota
DiedNovember 13, 2005 (aged 72)
Golden, Colorado
NationalityStanding Rock Sioux, American
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